Is Sunday a special day for Christians? Or is it just like any other day—a day on which we can do whatever we want? In this booklet, Jonathan Holdt gives ten essential reasons why Christians need to celebrate Sunday as the Lord’s Day, urging us to rediscover the immense joys and benefits of keeping this day special.
Jonathan Holdt is currently pastor of Bethany Baptist Church in Pretoria, South Africa. He is married to Adele and has three children, Joshua, Charissa and Andrew. Having been converted at the age of twenty-two in 1992, Jonathan sensed a call to the ministry and began his theological training at London Theological Seminary in 1995. He began his first pastorate at Hillcrest Baptist Church, KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, in 1997, which he pastored for seven years. His passion is to see Christ glorified in the church through people being saved and then built up in their faith.
"Jonathan Holdt has provided for us a pastorally thoughtful and sensitive defense of the Fourth Commandment written in a spirit of love. I cannot recommend this too highly." — Derek W. H. Thomas PhD (Lampeter), John E. Richards Professor of Systematic and Practical Theology, Minister of Teaching, First Presbyterian Church, Jackson, MS and Editorial Director, Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals
"At a time when not only the Scriptures but the decalogue is under attack, Jonathan’s well-reasoned arguments for honouring the fourth commandment is to be welcomed. There was never a time when the case for keeping Sunday special was so necessary and this booklet promises to be an enormous help to many, many Christians who need such a confirmation of a vital truth. The booklet needs wide circulation for it will be a great incentive to confirm and restore a belief and a practice which will bring untold blessings to those who remember the Sabbath, to keep it holy." — Martin Holdt, Senior Minister of Constantia Park Baptist Church, South Africa, and Rector of the Afrikaans Baptist Seminary